September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 2018 Change starts with education! September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month – a time dedicated to educating and destigmatizing a topic that is often very difficult to talk about. Each year, over 40,000 Americans die by suicide, falling in the top ten tier of leading causes of death overall. Throughout September, advocates…

The Evolution of Special Needs Trusts Law – Part I

September 2018 Establishing the Trust Special Needs Trusts are an evolving creature of statute.  This process of Trust development has been fueled by court decisions, statutory changes, and the Social Security Administration’s own interpretation of its rules. The purpose of this multi-part article is to explain how the establishment and management of Special Needs Trusts…

Estate Administration: A Word of Caution About Real Estate

September 2018 Real Estate Is Not Always Transferred Immediately After A Decedent’s Death Or The Opening Of A Decedent’s Estate A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision should raise flags for executors and administrators of estates where real estate is transferred to beneficiaries under a will or through intestacy laws. In Kantz v. Everett Cash Mutual…

Jennifer Simons, Esq. of McAndrews Law Featured in The Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine

September/October 2018 The September/October 2018 issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine features Jennifer Simons, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices and her recent article “Making a Change to Make a Difference”.The Pennsylvania Lawyer is the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s membership magazine whose mission is to inform, educate, analyze and provide a forum for comment and discussion. Jennifer Simons’ article…

Dennis McAndrews’ JFK Play Comes To the Prince Theater With Joe Lawless in September

Starting Next Month – September 2018 Dennis McAndrews’ JFK Play Comes To the Prince Theater With Joe Lawless in September As many of our colleagues, clients, and friends are aware, Dennis McAndrews is the author of a unique one-man play entitled “If JFK Survived Dallas: Presidential Reflections of an Elder Statesman”. Dennis has performed the…

McAndrews Law Offices Special Education Department Serves The Latino Community

August 2018 ¡El Departamento de Educación Especial de McAndrews Law Offices sirve a la comunidad Latina! McAndrews Law Offices Special Education Department Serves The Latino Community! McAndrews Law Offices tiene una tradición extensa de compromiso en su servicio a la comunidad latina. Reconocemos que los desafíos que los clientes latinos enfrentan a menudo, por el…

MLO PREVAILS AGAIN IN FEDERAL COURT ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

August 2018 McAndrews Law Offices has received yet another successful federal court decision of critical importance to children with disabilities and their families. In Rayna P. v. Campus Community School, Judge Gerald McHugh, a judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, but who was sitting specially in Federal District Court in Delaware due to a…

Preparing Your Child with Special Needs To Return To School (Part 1)

August  2018 In this two-part series, Jennifer Grobe, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. reviews the first five tips for Preparing Your Child with Special Needs To Return To School  The great basketball coach, John Wooden, famously emphasized to his teams that “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.“ This wise statement holds true in…